Well known as Canada’s most exclusive shopping district this upscale neighbourhood began as a planned community and genteel suburb of Victorian Toronto. Many older Toronto residents remember Yorkville as a bohemian cultural centre, attracting members of the hippie movement during the late ‘60’s. Today the European ambiance, with cobbled streets and intimate laneways and its main Bloor Street West thoroughfare are one of the most expensive real estate in the world and a gathering spot for celebrities, especially during the Toronto International Film Festival.
Yorkville has been home to many famous denizens such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot. Today Yorkville is home to MTV Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum.
The Annex is Toronto’s most densely populated neighbourhood and an exemplary model of urban living and the prototype for Toronto’s suburbs.
Originally founded as a wealthy suburb of an expanding Victorian Toronto this area abounds with EJ Lennox’ unique Toronto architecture and today it borders the University of Toronto and is home to a large student population. Culturally diverse, the area saw an influx of Hungarian immigrants in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s and has a thriving late night café culture atmosphere. A great neighbourhood to find wonderful examples of modernist architect Uno Prii hi-rises.
We love our address, it is vibrant and alive and so do the following businesses and attractions:
|Area Attractions||Nearby Corporate Offices|
|Art Gallery of Ontario||CAMH|
|Bata Shoe Museum||Consulate of China|
|Casa Loma||Fields Institute|
|Eaton Centre||Ontario Government Buildings - McDonald Block|
|Gardiner Museum||Ontario Government Buildings - Ferguson Block|
|Isabel Bader Theatre||Queen's Park|
|Royal Ontaraio Museum||Rotman School of Management|
|The Hudson’s Bay Centre||Royal Conservatory of Music|
Considered one of the world’s most liveable cities, Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and Canada’s largest city, with over 2.5 million city dwellers and another 2.5 million suburban residents. Debatably taking the Toronto name from Iroquois origins (meaning “place where trees stand in the water”), Toronto has evolved to become the economic engine of our country and an important global financial hub. An important destination for immigrants to Canada, Toronto is a diverse city with 49% of the population born outside of Canada.
Toronto is home to CFL Toronto Argonauts, NHL Maple Leafs, NBA Raptors, MLB Blue Jays and MLS Toronto FC.
The joy of visiting another city is imagining yourself living in its’ daily life. Though Toronto has a multitude of undiscovered places off the beaten path, we thought you would enjoy exploring our very local hidden gems that really aren’t hidden from us.
- AnnexWreckRoom – hip and happening night spot
- Bloor Cinema – revue cinema in restored vaudeville theatre
- Cabbagetown – Victorian architecture at its finest
- Church Wellesley Village – heart and soul of Toronto and Canada’s LGBT community
- Harbord Street Village – unique dining and shopping opportunities
- Honest Ed’s – Toronto’s original discount superstore and a part of our cultural fabric
- Kensington Market – former Farmer’s Market and now an urban shopping destination
- Koreatown – a lively centre of Korean shops and restaurants
- Lee’s Palace – Toronto’s premier alternative concert venue
- Mirvish Village – cultured avenue of bookshops, café’s and galleries
- Miles Nadal JCC – culturally distinct building with modern architecture
- Philosopher’s Walk – gorgeous park like University of Toronto pedestrian thoroughfare
- Queen’s Park – Ontario’s legislative assembly and attached tree filled park
- Spadina House – the lesser known neighbour of Casa Loma
- The Brunswick House – a great pub with a very long history